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Hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle pain relief.

When you need joint pain relief, you’ll appreciate knowing about the expert care St. Joseph orthopedic doctors, support staff, and rehabilitation services provides to our patients.

“Dr. Iero was an invaluable find! I have no more pain. My range of motion is back and I can play the
violin again!”
~Carol Whiting, St. Joseph Orthopedic Patient

When to see an orthopedic doctor.

If you have any of the following symptoms it may be wise for you to seek the advice of an orthopedic doctor.

  • Joint pain while standing or moving
  • Decreased activity
  • Giving out or locking of joint
  • Abnormal stance or walk
  • Swelling
  • Loss of joint movement

There are numerous causes of joint pain. Your orthopedic doctor will use your medical history, examination, x-rays, and possibly blood work to determine the cause of your joint pain and make treatment recommendations.

When is total joint replacement best?

Rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis resulting from previous injury, correction of bone deformities, and trauma are several conditions treatable by joint replacement  through orthopedic surgery. A correct diagnosis is essential before starting treatment.

Your orthopedic doctor will work with you to reach an accurate diagnosis and communicate all of your options to you - both surgical and non-surgical. The first step is to set an appointment with one of St. Joseph’s highly skilled orthopedic surgeons. You’ll get an honest, open, and fully detailed recommendation that is designed for your lifestyle and personal goals.

How long will an artificial joint last?

The life of any implant will depend on your weight, age, activity level, and other factors. But artificial implant development has excelled, and the duration of replacements has increased dramatically overall.

For more information on risks, warnings, and possible adverse effects, see the Patient Risk Information section found within Your orthopedic surgeon can also answer your questions based on a wealth of experience.

Wherever your joint pain, we can expertly treat it.

St. Joseph orthopedic surgeons are using advanced surgical techniques to treat all kinds of orthopedic issues and injuries:

There was a time when patients were advised to wait as long as possible for joint replacement surgery. With the advancements in artificial joints and implant parts, that is not necessarily the case anymore. Your orthopedic surgeon can advise you, so please don’t wait to set up your orthopedic consultation.

You might be pleasantly surprised to learn that you don’t have to wait and the results can be much better than you ever imagined!

“Since my hip replacement my life has improved dramatically. I felt immediate pain relief. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!”
~Melinda Green, St. Joseph Orthopedic Patient

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